Maui Ocean Center

Currently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
  • Address: 192 Ma'alaea Rd, Wailuku, HI 96793, 96793, Maui, United States
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-8082707000
  • Fax: +1-8082707070
  • Ticket Price: 26 USD
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Aquarium, Entertainment, Family And Kids, Social, Zoos, Aquariums And Wildlife Sanctuaries

Maui Ocean Center - Review

Maui Ocean Center has a great variety of moray eels, tropical reef fish, octopus, sharks, stingrays, green sea turtles and much, much more! All of the animals kept at this particular center have been rescued or are found in the Hawaiian waters. Approximately twenty five percent of these belong only to Hawaii and cannot be found anywhere else in the world! Maui Ocean Center is notably also in compliance with a County of Maui ordinance which states the prohibition of the exhibit of cetaceans which means dolphins and whales. Do not miss to discover these fascinating mammals, along with monk seals, through interpretive displays in the Marine Mammal Discovery Center! Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Maui Itinerary 2 Days.

Maui Ocean Center Information

  • Wheelchairs are available on a first come, first served basis. Maui Ocean Center is ADA compliant. Strollers are currently not available.
  • For entrance to Maui Ocean Treasure gift shop, you may enter through the Front Gate. Gift shop items are also available online.
  • Shirt and shoes are required at all times and all clothing appropriate for a family environment.
  • In accordance with Hawai‘i state law, Maui Ocean Center is a smoke-free facility. With your admission receipt, you can exit the Front Gate and smoke outside of the facility, at least 30ft from any windows or doors, and return to the Aquarium.
  • No outside food or beverage (of any type) are allowed at Maui Ocean Center.
  • Photography and video is permitted throughout the park for personal enjoyment only.

Maui Ocean Center Ticket Prices

  • Adult: $25.95
  • Child (3-12): $18.95
  • Senior (65): $22.95
  • These are daily prices, for weekly passes and other prices- please refer to the official website. 

How To reach Maui Ocean Center by Public Transport

  • Highway 30 to the Ma`alaea Harbor.Drive to Hauoli Street. 

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TripHobo Highlights for Maui Ocean Center

  • Maui Ocean Center Address: 192 Ma'alaea Rd, Wailuku, HI 96793, 96793, Maui, United States
  • Maui Ocean Center Contact Number: +1-8082707000
  • Maui Ocean Center Timing: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Maui Ocean Center Price: 26 USD
  • Best time to visit Maui Ocean Center(preferred time): 11:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Maui Ocean Center: 03:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Maui Ocean Center

  • 95% of people who visit Maui include Maui Ocean Center in their plan

  • 61.71% of people start their Maui Ocean Center visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Maui Ocean Center

Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday

66.74% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Maui Ocean Center

People normally club together Pacific Whale Foundation and Kealia Pond while planning their visit to Maui Ocean Center.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Maui Ocean Center, Maui Reviews

  • Has some neat fish. Prices not too bad. Would be great for a family with kids. Not a fan of the tide pool. Must be thousands of people a day with suntan lotion petting the starfish and such. Gift shop prices steep. As a diver I still thought it was a good experience to go at least once. They might be adding on to it soon.

  • Great place. It's small but plenty to see. They have most local aquatic life you might see while swimming or snorkeling off shore. Snack bar wasn't great but the staff was friendly and knowledgeable. If you enjoy this sort of thing it's a great way to spend a day on the island if you want a break from beach but might be hard to keep kids entertained if they are not into sea life.

  • Nice aquarium habitat. Perfect for those that can't snorkel or scuba and get a chance to see the types of marine creatures that inhabit the local waters. They had a tiger shark in the big aquarium when I went and they said they were going to release it soon before it got too big. They also had some rays that were decent sizes. All in all its a good experience especially for little kids. Plan to spend around 2 hours to really appreciate the beauty of the marine life.

  • I visited this splendid aquarium with my family and we all had a blast. It's not an enormous place, but you can easily spend 3-4 hours here. It is well laid out; you basically follow one path, which leads you through the entire set of exhibits. Some of the "shows" are a little challenging to see because they become a bit crowded (e.g. the turtle feeding), but no biggie. We had lunch in the restaurant, which was an unexpectedly nice surprise with great food and friendly service. A second unexpected surprise was the gift shop, which is one of the best we found in Maui. Don't miss it if you are looking for any souvenirs -- they don't just carry "aquarium-related" items; they have all sorts of things representative of Maui.

  • We had a blast! This place was way more elaborate than I thought. The tanks were amazing, and filled with all kinds of sea life we don't see in WI. It's super easy to get to. We went really early on a Sunday morning and it wasn't very busy, got prime parking. Next time we vacation on Maui we'll visit again.

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